statistical inference

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statistical inference

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(Statistics) the theory, methods, and practice of forming judgments about the parameters of a population, usually on the basis of random sampling. Also called: inferential statistics Compare hypothesis testing
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A reader's guide helps researchers and students locate related topics throughout both volumes, and appendices include a guide to locating and interpreting statistical data on race and crime and advice on how to access this data through online resources.
Interpreting statistical data depends upon having good information about the meaning of the data at all stages in the statistical life cycle.
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